Plugging a 1986 Mac Plus into the Modern Web

Article de Jeff Keacher pour the Kernel

Article de Jeff Keacher pour The Kernel

“Reviving an old computer is like restoring a classic car: There’s a thrill from bringing the ancient into the modern world. So it was with my first “real” computer, my Macintosh Plus, when I decided to bring it forward three decades and introduce it to the modern Web”. Jeff Keacher nous raconte son expérience, à découvrir sur The Kernel

The Materiality of the Internet

Les Internet Studies et Code Studies, le Material Turn et les approches STS font émerger des questions sur la matérialité de l’Internet pressenties par l’historien Paul E. Ceruzzi dans:

an_green“The Materiality of the Internet”, IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol.28, no. 3, pp. 96, c3, July-September 2006, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2006.58


Abstract: The Internet is a technological construction with a magnitude and scope comparable to the hydroelectric dams, railroads, aircraft, and electric power systems of an earlier era. Yet, it has no obvious physical manifestation–no physical object we can point to that obviously and unambiguously represents it. This article suggests some of the reasons why that is and whether a physical essence is important in defining large-scale technological systems.

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